Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Day Filled With Awesome!

Tonight was the gorgeous (her hair color is wicked cool in person!) Lisa Mantchev's book launch at the University Bookstore in Seattle. Lisa did a reading, a Q & A session, had cupcakes, and signed books for two hours.

See? That's me with Lisa (a fellow 2009 Deb, by the way)... And today, of all days, she got the news that her debut EYES LIKE STARS went into its second printing. **SECOND PRINTING** That is HUGE!!!
I also got to see Sarah again...

She made me hold this sign. (This one's for you, Khy...)

AND...I was asked for my autograph. Okay, seriously??? MY? AUTOGRAPH!?!? (I should've been worried that I was being Punk'd)
But since it was my first time being asked, that was exactly how I signed it (I'm clever like that)...
I also got to meet (and by meet, I mean intrude on) Team Seattle and author Liz Gallagher (THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE).

You know, just another day in the life of a jet-setting author. Yeah, right...

11 comments:

Khy said...

Eeeeee!

You with sign= BEST PHOTO EVER!

Looks like you guys had fuuun. :D

Reverie said...

Aww Lisa's SO CUTE!!! I hope I get to meet her one day! :D

Kimberly Derting said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention my "attack hug". Khy...

Vania - You should totally meet her, she was awesome! And she did a great reading!!!

Steph Su said...

Oh my gosh, you are SO lucky, Kimberly! I really want to meet Lisa. Washington clearly seems like the place to be (aside from NYC). And you met *Liz Gallagher*?? I'm dying of envy here! Wow!

Little Ms J said...

You are flipping adorable! You know, in a serious writer kind of way.

Caitlin Kittredge said...

You were totally not intruding! And even if you were, none of us TS'ers have anything resembling human manners anyway. :P It was great seeing you again!

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for sharing this excellent blog post with the terrific pictures. It looks like a great time was had by all. And you have your first autograph now memorialized :)
Love from Canada
twitter.com/RKCharron
xoxo

Lisa and Laura said...

You guys are ab fab! It must be so exciting to see your friends debut and succeed. Can't wait until it's your turn in a few months!!!

PJ Hoover said...

Sounds like a blast! And you look AWESOME!!!!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Steph Su - You should definitely be in Seattle!!! ;)

LMJ - You know me, I'm all about the serious!

Caitlin - I'm not sure I'll ever get used to walking up to other writers and introducing myself. I'll just be the dork waving from the corner!

Thanks RK - It was super fun!!!

LiLa - Did I mention I can't WAIT until it's MY turn??? March is forever!

Kimberly Derting said...

Hey PJ - Thank you...and it really was a good time. I'm getting addicted to these launch events!!! ;)